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Locus Map provides two kinds of navigation:

Standard turn-by-turn navigation with voice commands from point A to point B with route calculated by a router. Locus Map supports several online routing services and you can of course navigate also offline. The router calculates the route according to selected navigation profile (activity or means of transport) - car, bicycle, foot etc. In case of online routing services it is necessary to be connected to the internet. More info >>

Follows user-defined or imported routes. Locus Map renders voice navigation commands automatically from the shape of the route. More info >>

Control Panel

Appears after the start of the navigation. It consists of the street name/road number indicator (1), indicator of the shape and distance of the next two turns (arrow box)(2) and two adjustable fields (3,4) that can display:

  • Distance to target (3) (default)
  • Time to target (4) (default) - estimated time calculated upon your average speed
  • Time of arrival - estimated arrival time calculated upon your average speed
  • Time to next junction - time to the next crossroads where the direction will be changed
  • Current time - device clock
  • Altitude - current altitude of the user, calculated from GPS or the device barometer
  • Speed - current speed

In some cases the street name/road number indicator may be empty as the selected router does not have it in its database.

Control Menu

It can be displayed by tapping the arrow box.

  • topbar contains a picture-in-picture mode button. Available on devices with Android 8+:
  • Route detail - displays screen with detailed info about the route:
  • Itinerary - displays the list of turns along the route
  • Settings - link to the general configuration of the navigation
  • Nearest point - shifts the map to the nearest route point
  • Add no-go - inserts an area to avoid on the place of the map cursor
  • Recalculate - manual trigger of route recalculation and indicator of selected navigation profile. Short tap recalculates the route in the selected navigation profile. A long tap opens a menu of other available profiles so the route can be recalculated in a different profile:
  • Stop navigation - stops navigation and deletes the calculated route
  • Volume slider and Mute check-button - sets volume of voice commands


Here you can set the router, voice commands etc. More info >>

Leaving the route

When you are forced to leave navigated route Locus offers several ways how to lead you back on it (or to your target):


Locus leads you to the nearest point of the route by a guiding line. It displays also distance to it (and other values if you set them in guidance settings).

Auto recalculation - route priority

Selected routing service recalculates your way back to the nearest place on your original route. This option is recommended for navigation along a route:

More info >>

Auto recalculation - point priority

Selected routing service creates a new route leading to the nearest via point or to the finish of the route. This option is recommended for point-to-point navigation:

More info >>


Locus can notify you when you leave your navigated route - either by voice (it informs about direction and distance of the nearest route point), by a sound, beep or vibration. More info >>

Adding via points during navigation

You can add a via point to the route when the navigation is in progress:

The point is added to the route.

manual/user_guide/functions/navigation.txt · Last modified: 2024/04/05 11:32 by mstupka